29 January 2015 Last updated at 03:30 ET

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South of Scotland Live

    @SETrunkRoads 08:54: Tricky conditions

    Amey SE Trunk Roads tweets: Current road surface conditions A7 Terrona #DriveSafe #Winterinfo

    @trafficscotland 08:48: Lorries stuck Traffic Scotland Latest

    tweets: #A75 btwn Annan & Carrutherstown - Large number of HGV's stuck in snow, E/B worst than W/B but affecting both ways. Police are en-route.

    08:43: Cold start BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    A cold start to the day with a frost and also a covering of snow especially over high ground where there will be a good few inches lying.

    Surfaces will be slippery too.

    A bright day to come with spells of cold winters sunshine.

    There will also be some wintry showers initially leading to further accumulations over high ground.

    hey will tend to become fewer and lighter during today with much of the southwest becoming dry during the afternoon.

    Feeling cold in the brisk northwesterly wind, highs of 4 or 5 Celsius.

    08:40: Closure list

    The full list of Dumfries and Galloway schools shut at present is as follows.

    Annan Academy, Beattock Primary, Canonbie Primary, Cargenbridge School, Carrutherstown Primary, Castle Douglas Primary, Closeburn Primary, Collin Primary, Crossmichael Primary, Cummertrees Primary, Dalbeattie High, Dalry Primary, Dalry Secondary, Dumfries High, Duncow Primary, Dunscore Primary, Eaglesfield Primary, Eastriggs Primary, Elmvale Primary, Gelston Primary, Georgetown Primary, Gretna Primary, Hardgate Primary, Heathhall Primary, Hecklegirth Primary, Hightae Primary, Johnstonebridge Primary, Kelloholm Primary, Kirkbean Primary, Kirkgunzeon Primary, Kirkpatrick Fleming Primary, Langholm Academy, Langholm Primary, Laurieknowe Primary, Lochrutton Primary, Lochside Primary, Lockerbie Academy, Lockerbie Primary, Loreburn Primary, Moffat Academy, Moffat Primary, Moniaive Primary, Mouswald Primary, Nethermill Primary, New Abbey Primary, Newington Primary, Noblehill Primary, Penpont Primary, Sanquhar Primary, Shawhead Primary, Springfield Primary, Springholm Primary, St Joseph's College, St Michael's Primary, St Mungo Primary, St Ninian's Primary, St Teresa's RC Primary, Troqueer Primary, Tundergarth Primary, Wallace Hall Academy, Wallace Hall Primary.

    08:33: Schools shut

    More than 50 schools have been closed in Dumfries and Galloway this morning, mainly in the east of the region.

    Full details on the council's website.

    Scottish Borders Council reports Kirkham, Yarrow and Broughton schools closed.

    08:30: Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

    Good morning from a snowy south of Scotland all the latest coming up from across our region.




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